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1951-52 Coaches

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National Champion: Kansas
Final Four: Illinois, Kansas, Santa Clara and St. John's (NY)

Consensus Player of the Year: Clyde Lovellette

AP First #1: Kentucky ▪ AP Final #1: Kentucky

Coaches

Record does not reflect forfeits or vacated games ▪ All stats are through the season in question
1951-52 Season Career at Current School Career Overall
Coach School Conference W L W-L% AP Pre AP Post NCAA Tournament Since W L W-L% NCAA S16 FF W L W-L% NCAA S16 FF
Floyd Burdette Alabama SEC 13 9 .591 1947 81 59 .579 81 59 .579
Bill Kajikawa Arizona State BIAA 8 16 .333 1949 41 63 .394 41 63 .394
Fred Enke Arizona BIAA 11 16 .407 1926 415 192 .684 1 429 212 .669 1
Presley Askew Arkansas SWC 10 14 .417 1950 35 37 .486 35 37 .486
Elmer Ripley Army Ind 8 9 .471 1952 8 9 .471 267 196 .577 1 1 1
Joel Eaves Auburn SEC 14 12 .538 1950 43 29 .597 47 72 .395
Unknown Baldwin-Wallace Ind 9 12 .429 1951 28 19 .596 28 19 .596
BIll Henderson Baylor SWC 6 18 .250 1942 119 104 .534 3 3 1 119 104 .534 3 3 1
Albert McClellan Boston College Ind 22 5 .815 1946 87 65 .572 194 95 .671
Harold Anderson Bowling Green State Ind 17 10 .630 1943 216 63 .774 358 104 .775
Forddy Anderson Bradley Ind 17 12 .586 1949 108 31 .777 1 1 1 140 54 .722 1 1 1
Stan Watts Brigham Young MSAC 14 10 .583 1950 64 31 .674 2 2 64 31 .674 2 2
Tubby Raskin Brooklyn Metro NY 9 7 .562 1945 23 31 .426 23 31 .426
Robert Morris Brown Ind 5 15 .250 1948 43 62 .410 43 62 .410
Jack Guy Bucknell Ind 8 16 .333 1948 29 80 .266 29 80 .266
Tony Hinkle Butler Ind 12 12 .500 1927 308 184 .626 308 184 .626
Nibs Price California PCC 17 13 .567 1925 421 277 .603 1 1 421 277 .603 1 1
Joseph Niland Canisius WNY3 15 9 .625 1949 63 39 .618 63 39 .618
Bob Dewey Case Western Reserve MAC 1 23 .042 1951 4 41 .089 4 41 .089
John Wiethe Cincinnati MAC 11 16 .407 1947 106 47 .693 106 47 .693
Bernard O'Neil Citadel Southern 8 20 .286 1948 27 73 .270 27 73 .270
Nat Holman City College of New York Metro NY 8 11 .421 1920 405 150 .730 2 2 1 405 150 .730 2 2 1
Banks McFadden Clemson Southern 17 7 .708 1947 61 65 .484 61 65 .484
Howard Hartman Colgate Ind 10 12 .455 1950 32 30 .516 32 30 .516
Bill Strannigan Colorado State MSAC 13 15 .464 1951 26 35 .426 26 35 .426
Bebe Lee Colorado Big 7 8 16 .333 1951 12 36 .250 40 81 .331
Lou Rossini Columbia Ivy 12 10 .545 1951 33 11 .750 1 33 11 .750 1
Hugh Greer Connecticut Yankee 20 7 .741 1947 107 31 .775 1 107 31 .775 1
Royner Greene Cornell Ivy 16 9 .640 1947 95 53 .642 95 53 .642
Duce Belford Creighton Ind 6 15 .286 1946 56 83 .403 56 83 .403
Doggie Julian Dartmouth Ivy 11 19 .367 1951 14 42 .250 208 123 .628 2 2 1
Boydson Baird Davidson Southern 7 18 .280 1950 24 53 .312 24 53 .312
Tom Blackburn Dayton Ind 28 5 .848 11 Lost Regional Semifinal 1948 107 46 .699 1 1 107 46 .699 1 1
Hoyt Brawner Denver MSAC 11 15 .423 1949 55 50 .524 55 50 .524
Ray Meyer DePaul Ind 19 8 .704 1943 179 76 .702 1 1 179 76 .702 1 1
Bob Calihan Detroit Mercy MVC 14 12 .538 1949 63 42 .600 63 42 .600
Jack McClelland Drake Ind 13 12 .520 1949 51 51 .500 51 51 .500
Harold Bradley Duke Southern 24 6 .800 12 1951 44 19 .698 44 19 .698
Dudey Moore Duquesne Ind 23 4 .852 4 Lost Regional Final 1949 79 26 .752 1 1 79 26 .752 1 1
Paul McBrayer Eastern Kentucky OVC 13 11 .542 1948 81 36 .692 81 36 .692
Arad McCutchan Evansville OVC 7 20 .259 1949 58 52 .527 58 52 .527
John Mauer Florida SEC 15 9 .625 1952 15 9 .625 260 178 .594
John Bach Fordham Metro NY 20 8 .714 1950 54 28 .659 54 28 .659
Lyles Alley Furman Southern 18 6 .750 1946 65 68 .489 65 68 .489
William Reinhart George Washington Southern 15 9 .625 1936 144 67 .682 324 168 .659
Buddy O'Grady Georgetown Ind 15 10 .600 1950 35 36 .493 35 36 .493
Whack Hyder Georgia Tech SEC 7 15 .318 1952 7 15 .318 7 15 .318
Red Lawson Georgia SEC 3 22 .120 1952 3 22 .120 3 22 .120
Bill Scott Hardin-Simmons BIAA 17 15 .531 1952 17 15 .531 17 15 .531
Bo Shepard Harvard Ivy 5 17 .227 1950 22 50 .306 218 169 .563
Buster Sheary Holy Cross Ind 24 4 .857 13 1949 90 21 .811 1 1 90 21 .811 1 1
Alden Pasche Houston MVC 7 14 .333 1951 18 31 .367 18 31 .367
Charles Finley Idaho PCC 19 13 .594 1948 78 77 .503 88 90 .494
Harry Combes Illinois Big Ten 22 4 .846 2 Lost National Semifinal 1948 94 26 .783 3 3 1 94 26 .783 3 3 1
Branch McCracken Indiana Big Ten 16 6 .727 1939 173 59 .746 1 1 1 173 59 .746 1 1 1
Clay Sutherland Iowa State Big 7 10 11 .476 1948 47 62 .431 47 62 .431
Bucky O'Connor Iowa Big Ten 19 3 .864 7 1950 25 8 .758 25 8 .758
Fred George John Carroll Ind 11 14 .440 1952 11 14 .440 11 14 .440
Jack Gardner Kansas State Big 7 19 5 .792 3 1940 130 77 .628 2 2 1 130 77 .628 2 2 1
Phog Allen Kansas Big 7 28 3 .903 8 Won National Final 1908 530 189 .737 3 3 2 659 229 .742 3 3 2
Bud Haerr Kent State MAC 14 10 .583 1952 14 10 .583 14 10 .583
Adolph Rupp Kentucky SEC 29 3 .906 1 Lost Regional Final 1931 472 83 .850 6 6 3 472 83 .850 6 6 3
Kenneth Loeffler La Salle Ind 24 5 .828 1950 67 16 .807 137 113 .548
Butch van Breda Kolff Lafayette Mid-3 15 9 .625 1952 15 9 .625 15 9 .625
Anthony Packer Lehigh Mid-3 7 12 .368 1951 13 25 .342 13 25 .342
Harry Rabenhorst Louisiana State SEC 17 7 .708 1926 279 202 .580 279 202 .580
Peck Hickman Louisville Ind 20 6 .769 17 1945 167 55 .752 1 167 55 .752 1
George Ireland Loyola (IL) Ind 17 8 .680 1952 17 8 .680 17 8 .680
Tom Haggerty Loyola (LA) Ind 16 13 .552 1952 16 13 .552 16 13 .552
Scotty McDonald Loyola Marymount Ind 12 14 .462 1950 35 42 .455 35 42 .455
Rome Rankin Maine Yankee 7 12 .368 1950 25 31 .446 25 31 .446
Kenneth Norton Manhattan Metro NY 12 9 .571 1947 95 53 .642 95 53 .642
Tex Winter Marquette Ind 12 14 .462 1952 12 14 .462 12 14 .462
Cam Henderson Marshall OVC 15 11 .577 1936 313 142 .688 313 142 .688
Bud Millikan Maryland Southern 13 9 .591 1951 28 19 .596 28 19 .596
Lorin Ball Massachusetts Yankee 4 17 .190 1947 30 74 .288 30 74 .288
Hart Morris Miami (FL) Ind 14 8 .636 1949 57 37 .606 57 37 .606
Bill Rohr Miami (OH) MAC 19 6 .760 1952 19 6 .760 19 6 .760
Pete Newell Michigan State Big Ten 13 9 .591 1951 23 20 .535 93 57 .620
Ernie McCoy Michigan Big Ten 7 15 .318 1949 40 47 .460 40 47 .460
Ozzie Cowles Minnesota Big Ten 15 7 .682 1949 59 28 .678 301 115 .724 4 4 1
Paul Gregory Mississippi State SEC 12 11 .522 1948 32 63 .337 32 63 .337
Country Graham Mississippi SEC 15 11 .577 1950 35 40 .467 35 40 .467
Sparky Stalcup Missouri Big 7 14 10 .583 1947 84 61 .579 84 61 .579
Jiggs Dahlberg Montana MSAC 12 14 .462 1938 191 188 .504 191 188 .504
Ellis Johnson Morehead State OVC 11 14 .440 1949 51 45 .531 51 45 .531
Bennie Borgmann Muhlenburg Ind 10 13 .435 1950 38 33 .535 38 33 .535
Harlan Hodges Murray State OVC 24 10 .706 1949 76 41 .650 76 41 .650
Ben Carnevale Navy Ind 16 7 .696 1947 84 39 .683 1 1 136 50 .731 2 2 1
Harry Good Nebraska Big 7 7 17 .292 1947 69 75 .479 137 105 .566
Dale Hall New Hampshire Yankee 11 9 .550 1952 11 9 .550 11 9 .550
George McCarty New Mexico State BIAA 22 11 .667 Won Regional Semifinal 1950 58 38 .604 1 1 58 38 .604 1 1
Berl Huffman New Mexico MSAC 6 19 .240 1952 6 19 .240 126 87 .592
Howard Cann New York University Metro NY 17 8 .680 1924 356 167 .681 3 3 1 356 167 .681 3 3 1
Taps Gallagher Niagara WNY3 8 21 .276 1932 263 151 .635 263 151 .635
Everett Case North Carolina State Southern 24 10 .706 Lost Regional Semifinal 1947 161 39 .805 3 3 161 39 .805 3 3
Tom Scott North Carolina Southern 12 15 .444 1947 100 65 .606 100 65 .606
Herb Gregg Northern Arizona BIAA 4 23 .148 1951 12 42 .222 12 42 .222
Harold Olsen Northwestern Big Ten 7 15 .318 1951 19 25 .432 307 236 .565 4 4 1
John Jordan Notre Dame Ind 16 10 .615 1952 16 10 .615 31 24 .564
Floyd Stahl Ohio State Big Ten 8 14 .364 1951 14 30 .318 38 58 .396 1 1
James Snyder Ohio MAC 12 12 .500 1950 31 37 .456 31 37 .456
Doyle Parrack Oklahoma City Ind 19 8 .704 Lost Regional Semifinal 1951 35 22 .614 1 1 35 22 .614 1 1
Hank Iba Oklahoma State MVC 19 8 .704 1935 392 109 .782 4 4 3 490 125 .797 4 4 3
Bruce Drake Oklahoma Big 7 7 17 .292 1939 181 138 .567 3 3 1 181 138 .567 3 3 1
Slats Gill Oregon State PCC 9 19 .321 1929 401 272 .596 2 2 401 272 .596 2 2
William Borcher Oregon PCC 14 16 .467 1952 14 16 .467 14 16 .467
Elmer Gross Penn State Ind 20 6 .769 Won Regional Semifinal 1950 47 25 .653 1 1 47 25 .653 1 1
Howard Dallmar Pennsylvania Ivy 21 8 .724 1949 66 38 .635 66 38 .635
Doc Carlson Pittsburgh Ind 10 12 .455 1923 354 238 .598 1 1 354 238 .598 1 1
Cappy Cappon Princeton Ivy 16 11 .593 Won Regional Semifinal 1939 141 104 .576 1 1 219 161 .576 1 1
Ray Eddy Purdue Big Ten 8 14 .364 1951 16 28 .364 16 28 .364
Robert Haire Rhode Island Yankee 10 13 .435 1949 57 42 .576 57 42 .576
Don Suman Rice SWC 9 15 .375 1950 25 45 .357 25 45 .357
Malcolm Pitt Richmond Southern 7 15 .318 1934 197 168 .540 197 168 .540
Donald White Rutgers Mid-3 6 13 .316 1946 74 82 .474 270 253 .516
Bill Ferguson Saint Joseph's Ind 20 7 .741 1929 295 197 .600 295 197 .600
Eddie Hickey Saint Louis MVC 23 8 .742 5 Lost Regional Final 1948 108 32 .771 1 1 238 104 .696 2 2
Thomas Foley Saint Mary's (CA) Ind 16 10 .615 1951 25 21 .543 25 21 .543
Phil Woolpert San Francisco Ind 11 13 .458 1951 20 30 .400 20 30 .400
Walter McPherson San Jose State Ind 15 10 .600 1950 54 29 .651 1 54 29 .651 1
Bob Feerick Santa Clara Ind 17 12 .586 Won National Semifinal 1951 26 27 .491 1 1 1 26 27 .491 1 1 1
Albert Brightman Seattle Ind 27 8 .771 18 1952 27 8 .771 27 8 .771
Honey Russell Seton Hall Ind 25 3 .893 14 1937 161 57 .739 176 65 .730
Dan Cunha Siena Ind 24 6 .800 1942 148 56 .725 148 56 .725
Frank Johnson South Carolina Southern 14 10 .583 1941 107 81 .569 117 97 .547
Forrest Twogood Southern California PCC 16 14 .533 1951 37 20 .649 87 92 .486
Doc Hayes Southern Methodist SWC 11 13 .458 1948 59 59 .500 59 59 .500
Edward Melvin St. Bonaventure WNY3 21 6 .778 15 1948 87 35 .713 87 35 .713
Daniel Lynch St. Francis (NY) Metro NY 20 8 .714 1949 65 50 .565 65 50 .565
Frank McGuire St. John's (NY) Metro NY 25 6 .806 10 Lost National Final 1948 102 36 .739 2 2 1 102 36 .739 2 2 1
Robert Burnett Stanford PCC 19 9 .679 1952 19 9 .679 25 19 .568
Marcel Guley Syracuse Ind 14 6 .700 1951 33 15 .688 33 15 .688
Josh Cody Temple Ind 9 15 .375 1943 122 104 .540 1 1 273 272 .501 1 1
Raymond Brown Tennessee Tech OVC 9 13 .409 1949 40 44 .476 40 44 .476
Emmett Lowery Tennessee SEC 13 9 .591 1948 77 45 .631 77 45 .631
John Floyd Texas A&M SWC 9 15 .375 1951 26 27 .491 1 26 27 .491 1
Buster Brannon Texas Christian SWC 24 4 .857 Lost Regional Semifinal 1949 57 44 .564 1 1 142 81 .637 3 3
Dale Waters Texas-El Paso BIAA 8 17 .320 1946 43 63 .406 43 63 .406
Milton Jowers Texas State Ind 30 1 .968 20 1952 30 1 .968 30 1 .968
Polk Robison Texas Tech BIAA 14 10 .583 1943 122 110 .526 122 110 .526
Thurman Hull Texas SWC 16 8 .667 1952 16 8 .667 16 8 .667
Jerry Bush Toledo MAC 20 11 .645 1948 98 41 .705 98 41 .705
Clifford Wells Tulane SEC 12 12 .500 1946 123 54 .695 123 54 .695
Clarence Iba Tulsa MVC 14 10 .583 1950 36 38 .486 36 38 .486
John Wooden UCLA PCC 19 12 .613 19 Won Regional Semifinal 1949 84 36 .700 2 2 128 51 .715 2 2
Cecil Baker Utah State MSAC 17 14 .548 1951 29 36 .446 29 36 .446
Vadal Peterson Utah MSAC 19 9 .679 1928 375 216 .635 2 2 1 375 216 .635 2 2 1
Kenneth Suesens Valparaiso Ind 12 12 .500 1952 12 12 .500 12 12 .500
Robert Polk Vanderbilt SEC 18 9 .667 1948 76 47 .618 76 47 .618
Fuzzy Evans Vermont Yankee 14 6 .700 1947 85 37 .697 85 37 .697
Alex Severence Villanova Ind 19 8 .704 1937 271 108 .715 3 2 271 108 .715 3 2
William O'Hara Virginia Military Institute Southern 3 21 .125 1950 10 56 .152 10 56 .152
Red Laird Virginia Tech Southern 4 16 .200 1948 63 57 .525 106 131 .447
Bus Male Virginia Ind 11 13 .458 1952 11 13 .458 11 13 .458
Murray Greason Wake Forest Southern 10 19 .345 1934 194 197 .496 1 1 194 197 .496 1 1
Scott Hamilton Washington & Lee Southern 6 21 .222 1951 14 38 .269 14 38 .269
Blair Gullion Washington (MO) Ind 9 10 .474 1948 65 41 .613 175 111 .612
Jack Friel Washington State PCC 19 16 .543 1929 448 259 .634 1 1 1 448 259 .634 1 1 1
Tippy Dye Washington PCC 25 6 .806 6 1951 49 12 .803 1 1 113 53 .681 2 2
Gus Miller West Texas A&M BIAA 19 9 .679 1943 141 89 .613 141 89 .613
Red Brown West Virginia Southern 23 4 .852 9 1951 41 13 .759 41 13 .759
E.A. Diddle Western Kentucky OVC 26 5 .839 1923 558 184 .752 1 1 558 184 .752 1 1
Bill Perigo Western Michigan MAC 16 8 .667 1950 41 27 .603 41 27 .603
Ralph Miller Wichita State MVC 11 19 .367 1952 11 19 .367 11 19 .367
Lester Hooker William & Mary Southern 15 13 .536 1952 15 13 .536 15 13 .536
Bud Foster Wisconsin Big Ten 10 12 .455 1935 208 170 .550 2 2 1 208 170 .550 2 2 1
Everett Shelton Wyoming MSAC 28 7 .800 16 Lost Regional Final 1940 242 99 .710 6 6 1 242 99 .710 6 6 1
Ned Wulk Xavier Ind 10 14 .417 1952 10 14 .417 10 14 .417
Howard Hobson Yale Ivy 14 14 .500 1948 81 57 .587 1 1 293 181 .618 2 2 1